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Posted in: China says outspoken Australian lawmakers should repent See in context

In the headline replace the word "repent" with "kowtow" to understand China's true intent.

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Posted in: Japan may slide toward recession as Abenomics impact fades See in context

Should have at least tried raising (by law) the pitiful minimum wages ages ago. More young people would have had more money to spend. Would also have increased labor participation, immigration and inflation. But no... round after round of the same old stimulus packages (pork-barrel spending) together with tax cuts for companies helping keep the LDP in power while effectively burying the future generation in a grave of debt.

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Posted in: 3 men arrested for selling All Blacks merchandise in violation of trademark law See in context

It's not like any of that so called real stuff is made in NZ.

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Posted in: Asahi CEO bets on better tasting alcohol-free beers See in context

After you get drunk they taste OK. I finish the night with one or two, occasionally.

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Posted in: What can Tokyo 2020 Olympics learn from Rugby World Cup? See in context

What can they learn?

when the heat and humidity are unbearable

Well, I just don't see how it can work. The crowds will just add to it. Some people will no doubt die and then what... carry on?

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Posted in: England, Boks meet in a RWC final not for the faint-hearted See in context

Agreed. Hopefully they'll be a few tries and no cards but that's probably wishful thinking. Probably be more like a brawl. See pic at top again.

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Posted in: Japan's beer shipments to S Korea dive 99.9% in Sept See in context

Japan's beer shipments to South Korea plummeted 99.9 percent in September from a year earlier to 588,000 yen

Does that mean they were buying 588,000,000 yen (went from 100 to 0.1)?

Anyway, silver lining. More J-beer available during RWC. Wouldn't like to run out.

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Posted in: Hansen fires shot at Six Nations to do more for global game See in context

I'd like to see a Northern vs Southern all stars team. Good for a one off end of year thing and I think it would draw an audience.

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Posted in: Lam says Chinese military could step in if uprising gets bad See in context

So what is she threatening. Military intervention, Internet controls, a future police state with no real democracy. Not exactly very appealing. No wonder they want to protest.

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Posted in: Typhoon heads nearer Tokyo ahead of big Rugby World Cup weekend See in context

Looking a bit like the weekend will could be a little wet. Anyone know what happens if they cancel - do you get your money back on tickets?

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Posted in: North Korea decries breakdown of talks; U.S. says they were 'good' See in context

In the past NK has been able to come away from talks with concessions of one sort (aid etc.) or another. I think that's probably their expectation. Kim will be displeased. Wouldn't want to be one of his negotiators.

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Posted in: Japan bench captain Leitch for Ireland clash See in context

Logic of benching Leitch is kind of sound but I still have the feeling they are saving him for Scotland. This isn't really the must win game.

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Posted in: Fans allowed to bring food after shortages at Rugby World Cup venues See in context

Beer is food...for the soul and mind.

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Posted in: 2 Japanese arrested in Bangladesh for gold smuggling See in context

1st rule of smuggling - bribe customs officials

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Posted in: Beating Crusaders no mission impossible for Jaguares See in context

Pretty soon the Jaguares will change their name too - to the Pumas.

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Posted in: Abe says no need to raise sales tax beyond 10% for decade See in context

No Need to Raise Taxes ... One for the all-time whoppers.

But why should he care. He won't be around then anyway.

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Posted in: Celebrating with sake, Japanese whalers bring ashore first catch See in context

Don't forget it's all in the name of scientific research. I still find it hard to comprehend how blatant the lie was and how Japanese went along with it or outright believed it. Someone should research that.

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Posted in: Hong Kong fund to provide up to $180 mil aid to struggling Japan Display See in context

A lot of times I see someone holding an iphone its got a cracked screen. Surprised Apple didnt change earlier. Would be going bankrupt if they sold a superior product. Bit odd China money going after it.

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Posted in: 2nd Toyota rugby player, adidas Japan exec arrested for possessing cocaine in separate incidents See in context

Rugby n Coke. Should have stuck to the rum n coke. Wonder if they will run tests on the rest of the team. Bet they will want to avoid that. Don't really get the lame apologies - Sorry for causing trouble.... Stop repeating that. No trouble for anyone except you.

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Posted in: Highlanders bullish on Smith return for Crusaders clash See in context

Yup. Should be a very good one I think. Highlanders could do it. Would be an upset but I think it could happen. If Bender and Naholo are in form it will be close. Them and the Chiefs are suddenly looking a lot more dangerous.

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Posted in: Trump blames Iran for tanker attacks but calls for talks See in context

My pick is it was a Saudi secret service op and probably part of the Saudi political establishment behind it. They've no problem with murdering. They'd love to see oil prices go higher and pressure / war with Iran. Opportune time to suck the Orange thing onto their agenda.

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Posted in: Hong Kong police fire tear gas in running battles with extradition bill protesters See in context

Let's pray Xi doesn't send in the tanks. HKers should be very wary of any sudden clampdown on the media / internet in the next few days. Beijing will be watching this very closely. I don't think they will permit any spillover or challenge to their authority. The sudden scale of this is surprising and dangerous.

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Posted in: Rugby World Cup trophy arrives in Japan; to tour host cities See in context

The soon-to-be-renamed Hansen Cup

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Posted in: Pilot vertigo likely cause of F-35A jet crash See in context

Pilot vertigo is only a possibility given they don't have the recorder. That should be made very clear. Without the recorder there could be any number of possible causes, including my favorite, NK must have a vertigo-causing ray gun. But seriously, how can they rule out a fault with the plane or maybe the pilot had a stroke or heart attack.

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Posted in: Ex-KAT-TUN singer facing marijuana charge released on bail See in context

What a sad display of spineless groveling to authority.

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Posted in: Ex-top farm ministry official says Kawasaki attack prompted his murder of son See in context

Not condoning his actions but, assuming he's intelligent, I have to wonder why he didn't try to get it done quietly so he could avoid going to prison. If his son was socially withdrawn then perhaps noboy would notice. Makes me think maybe he wanted to murder him brutally and get caught.

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Posted in: Aussies flock to Kiwi migration site after election See in context

Wow. Haven't been following the election but is Morrison really that scary? Grass must suddenly looks greener for some reason.

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Posted in: Employment rate of Japan's university graduates at 97.6%, near record high See in context

Very hard to know if the figure 97.6 is in any way meaningful given the quality of some job offers. A significant number of new graduates quit their first jobs in the first year (or years if they gaman a bit longer) when they work out it's not the real deal. Should subtract those to get the real figure. I suspect it would be significantly lower and not so glowing.

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Posted in: ATMs in Japan are saying they’ll transfer your money back in time to 1989 See in context

Great. Go ahead and deposit it. Imagine the interest you'll earn over 30 years by May 7 2019. Oh wait. Sorry. This is Japan. Pretty much zero.

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Posted in: Daimler says it has no idea how Kim Jong Un got his limos See in context

Exactly. Heard he pocketed a couple of million recently. Have to spend those US dollars on something. Even pimped his ride with the insignia and got all the bells and whistles too. So much for sanctions.

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